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The downtown duck pond
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In 1798, a committee composed of James Kershaw, John Kershaw, William Lang, James Chesnut and Samuel Mathis surveyed the land which would be called “The Extended Plan of Camden.” Before he died in 1791, Joseph Kershaw had a grand new vision for Camden, just as he had for the original site of the town south of York Street. Kershaw had drafted the plan to extend the town limits north from its original northern boundary of York Street up to present day Chesnut Street.

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